There were a couple of major traffic incidents on the highway causing major congestion. The driver was able to alter his route to avoid lengthy delays. He regularly communicated the situation with passengers.
Very disappointed with the misrepresentation of Amtrak. When I booked my trip I was under the impression that I was booking a train seat. There was no mention upon booking that what I actually would be riding was a bus. I am not from the USA but when train bookings are made it is through Amtrak or so I thought. When my online reservation came through it read: TRAIN: 8948 Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service. It was not until I arrived at a train station in Seattle that was not running. Instead a person told me I had to get a bus outside of the station. The bus ride and thankfully the bus driver, was very helpful and told me to call the Amtrak to deal with the issue. When I contacted an Amtrak rep she was very curt and told me she would not issue an compensation or apology and told me to contact corporate office. She gave me an email… Another person passing the buck. I will not be travelling anytime soon because appently unbeknownst to me there are NO TRAINS.Terrible misrepresentation and customer service.
Other than leaving a few minutes late, the main problem was arriving more than 1 hr. late. But the driver was excellent, and when we were the last passengers left on the bus, he even offered to drop us off at our hotel.
The site indicates that a ticket and photo ID are required to board the bus. At no time is it indicated that ArriveCAN is required which created chaos for all of the travellers who were not aware of this requirement. The wifi not being any good made it extremely difficult to download the app. The driver then indicated that we couldn’t board without it. Put the information on your site!
Wifi in Amtrak building Seattle needs updating. It did not allow me to download my ArriveCAN or any other wifi apps. Went to coffee shop a block away, everything downloaded fine, but I missed my bus despite arriving early for it
Anna, our bus driver was overall very good. She was friendly and kept the bus lively by telling us funny stories. She did a great job reminding us of procedures in customs, and was very helpful.
The only thing I was slightly concerned were with some minor delays. I think there were some times when our bus driver was talking a bit too much/took too long to get coffee, which resulted in a later departure time. Of course, I don't actually know how the company/bus driver manages the time, maybe it's standard protocol to wait 5-10 minutes at each bus stop. However, the bus arrived 45 minutes late in Vancouver, and customs only took ~10 minutes longer than it should've.
There was also an unpleasant bathroom smell that was especially strong when the bus wasn't ventilated.
Overall though, it was a good ride.
Driver Raj is wonderful, a real asset for the company. He’s an excellent driver and kind, helpful and funny. No one at Seattle Airport knew where to meet the bus. Frustrating but Raj made everything good.
Honestly the entire ordeal was a joke. First the bus showed up to the contention centre 20 minutes early because he forgot the first stop. We then left early to go back, and then drove back again to the convention centre to get the rest of the passengers. Then after all that delay, once we got to the border, we sat in the bus for almost 2 hours before the customs agents would even see us. Adding insult to industry, some moron who had a cough declared that on arrival. So after 2 hours, we were then quarantined until Health Canada released us. Another hour and a half. At this point the driver, like us, was exhausted having started his work at 4AM! Pretty sure it's illegal for a commercial driver to go that long. In any case, we got off the bus early because we were extremely tired and wanted to get home instead of waiting. Turns out, according to customs, if the bus had a proper manifest with contact information, they would have released us sooner. I will never take the bus again. What should have been 2.5-3 hours, was over 6. Unbelievable.
The bus ride itself was OK, but the terminal in Seattle is rinky-dink. When we got to 5th and Dearborn S we thought a joke had been played on us until I spotted the “Bolt” sign on a pole. Having been asked to show up half an hour early, we were dismayed that there was no place to sit down and perhaps have something to eat or drink. And what do your patrons do when it’s raining?
The trip was comfortable and calm. We much preferred the ride to driving ourselves. Only a train trip could have been more convenient. And I am glad we didn't hear up the earth unnecessarily by running out cars combustion engine for the trip-this was much more sustainable.
Great trip, quick at immigration and on into Vancouver. Only suggestion would be better communication from the driver as to the pit stop, what to expect at the border, also hand the immigration card out sooner to be ready on arrival. Overall really impressed.
the Bus driver did not let me get into the Bus and left since She did not received my name On her list even I showed her my confirmed payment.
I did not receive my e－ticket until around 7am, but my Bus was 6:30am.
Good, employees could be a little more polite - not pushing people around like cattle. One fellow got off the bus to puke just before we took off and the bus driver almost left with his stuff - could have been a little more considerate! I hope CEOs aren’t pushing their employees to save pennies or be on the dot every time to make them act out like this!!
Frequently asked questions for your trip Seattle - Vancouver
How much does a bus ticket from Seattle to Vancouver cost?
The average bus ticket price from Seattle to Vancouver is HK$384. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Seattle to Vancouver is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Seattle to Vancouver?
The average travel time between Seattle and Vancouver is around 4h 30m, although the fastest bus will take about 3h 15m.This is the time it takes to travel the 120 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Seattle and Vancouver?
The number of buses from Seattle to Vancouver can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 26 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Seattle to Vancouver by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Seattle to Vancouver?
When taking the bus from Seattle to Vancouver, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, Quick Shuttle.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Seattle to Vancouver?
Buses traveling between Seattle and Vancouver leave from SEA Airport or Washington State Convention Center and arrive at Waterfront Station, Canada Place, YVR Airport.
What are the best sights and things to do in Vancouver?
Once in Vancouver, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Vancouver Lookout, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, English Bay, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 90 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Seattle to Vancouver costs around HK$239 for departures 90 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Seattle to Vancouver vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around HK$643 while at other times, you can expect to pay around HK$162.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Seattle to Vancouver, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 90 days in advance.
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Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Seattle to Vancouver will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
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Did you know?
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